It wasn’t until Hoi An that I had the space and routine to walk everyday. In the fields I watched little calves trot up to their moms and get licky kisses, birds soar above in their little bird families. By the river, dogs would frolick alongside me, with happy wagging tails. There are these two geese that are inseparable and honk at me each morning, plus two love ducks that cuddle and watch the river together like an old couple.
All these animals and their natural behaviors awakened a sense of awe and childlike delight about animals I don’t often engage with in Canada. But it was also like I was really witnessing and observing animals in a way I haven’t before. There was some Hmmm here for sure!
Watched every video I could find by Dr. Robert Morse on Depression, Anxiety and other conditions of interest. (He can be intense at times and go off on tangents, but just ignore this and pay attention to his knowledge and experiences).
Joined the Fans of Dr. Robert Morse ND on Facebook.
Posted a question on this Fans Of… forum. “Has anyone healed their depression and safely gotten off antidepressants doing a detoxification? And using Dr. Morse’s theory about getting your body alkaline?” I received tons of replies from people that had the same question, plus many that are currently healing themselves or have done it! Whoooooooot!
Continued eating just fruit, one kind at a time, in mass quantities at each meal and snack.
This information and sensations I was collecting on eating plant-based was insane! I had to start trying this!
I’m a jumper-inner, so without any further information, of course I started a fruit-cleanse eating only fruit, drinking lots of water and fresh coconut water. I was feeling AMAZING! Great energy, clear headed, happier, more patient.
But I definitely left my husband Anton ungrounded, feeling insecure that all of a sudden I was shifting the floor of my entire family. Rocking the “how we eat” boat. Affecting my husband and my kids. Scary!
What was the best way to try this and help the whole family learn more?
The funniest “what the!?” was when I was walking my son home from school and a kitten came running after him, mewing and trying to cuddle him. You know the question my son asked was “Mommy, can I keep it?”
My mind flashed to a moment I had told my husband “the only cat I would consider in the future would be a female grey tabby, with light eyes”. I think you know already that this is exactly the cat that cuddled my son.
I had to act, as I knew that if I walked away I would think about that kitten all day nonstop, then go back to look for it. So I acted! For the first time I heard myself say with joy “Yes! You can keep it!”
It was so nice to flow forward. And it just felt right! Like a knowing that this was meant to be (for now in Vietnam or permanent, we haven’t figured that one out yet!) 🙂
The next day after my chicken stir fry, I went to the market as per usual but this time really paid attention to my senses. Fruit and vegetables LOOK delicious and my eyes were so attracted to the variety of colors.
Before I’d buy a mango from my fruit vendor, she would often smell it to make sure it was fresh and in it’s best ripeness to eat that day. Mangoes do smell amazing!
While shopping at these fresh stalls, I asked myself: what foods make me feel vibrant, aligned with my values and in flow with nature? I happily filled up my cloth bags with foods I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into or cut up for my kids to enjoy.
Lots of veggies (our kids love carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes the most), home made tofu, sweet potatoes to steam, pumpkin and mung beans to stew up with coconut milk, ginger, garlic and cinnamon. Local sesame seeds, peanut butter, sugared coconut pieces…
And the fruit!!! Mango, papaya, dragon fruit, soursop (one of my new fav’s), guava, oranges for fresh orange juice, longan and rambutan (like lychee), those little delicious bananas that are small but a dark yellow/orange inside and bursting with flavor. Local watermelon. YUM!! My mouth and cells were watering!